Renault could display sub-4m SUV concept at Auto Expo 2018

09/01/2018 - 16:16 | ,   | Sagar Parikh

We’ve known for over a year now that Renault is planning a sub-4 metre SUV for India. According to a new report from mint, the company could introduce this model in concept form at Auto Expo 2018.

Renault HBC (Renault Kwid-based compact SUV) Rendering
Previous reports have said that the Renault sub-4 metre SUV (codename: Renault HBC) will arrive in 2019.

A source in the know of the development has said that the development of the sub-4 metre SUV (codename: Renault HBC) is taking place at the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s R&D centre in Chennai. The Renault Kwid was also developed at this facility. The source suggests that Renault has started working with the vendors too about the plan for the sub-4 metre SUV. Previous reports have said that the Maruti Vitara Brezza rival will arrive in 2019.

Renault is planning not one, but a number of models for India. The company is working a premium hatchback that would require an investment of up to $400 million. This model will also measure under four metres in length. It should ride on a modified version of the CMF-A platform and reach the market in 2019.

2018 Renault MPV (Renault RBC) rendering
This year, Renault will introduce the Renault RBC MPV with a third row seating.

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In addition to the above, Renault will also launch a sub-4 metre MPV (codename: Renault RBC) and a pure electric car. The former, offering three-row seating, will arrive this year. The EV will arrive by 2022.

[Source: mint]

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